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The PEOPLE'S PHILADELPHIA COOKBOOK is a fundraising project of the People's Fund, an organization that raises money for community-based groups working to end human suffering. We believe that the problems of poverty, racism, sexism, and ageism will end only when the root causes of these problems are challenged. In our approach to fundraising, we try to educate people about the conditions in our society which cause these problems, stressing the need for fundamental social change.
Since 1970, the People's Fund has conducted annual fundraising campaigns to support the Cooperating Groups. Because of the nature of their work, most of these groups are not able to tap traditional fundraising sources and so depend on the People's Fund for their continued survival.
The Cooperating Groups for 1976 were:
United Farm Workers, Black United Liberation Front, Tenant Action Group, Medical Committee for Human Rights, Women's Switchboard, Gay Activist Alliance of Philadelphia, Alexandria Books, Black Family Cadre Organization, Black Panther Party, Bunting Friendship Freedom House, Chile Emergency Committee, Committee for Full Employment, Common Sense, Community Assistance for Prisoners, Consumer Edu- cation and Protection Association, Disabled in Action, DuBois Book Store/Thomas Nabried Center, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, Germantown Women's Center, Harrowgate Community Center, HEAL/Help Everywhere at All Levels, Lesbian Center, Lesbian Hotline, Liberty Alliance of the Blind, National Lawyers Guild, Noetics, Parents' Union for Public Schools, People's Institute for Political Education, Philadelphia Filmmakers' Workshop, Philadelphia Gray Panthers, Philadelphia People's Bail Fund, Philadelphia Workers' Organizing Committee, Prisoners' Rights Council, Public Interest Media Project, Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers' Organization, Puerto Rican Socialist Party, Residents' Advisory Board, Resistance/NAM, Rites of Women, SANE, Synapse, Venceremos Brigade, Welfare Rights Organization/Delaware County, Welfare Rights Organization/Philadelphia County, Yellow Seeds.